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User Profile for casualgod
David Debien
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Hello there internet traveller. Since you have come to my page, I will tell you a little bit about myself.

I am a forty something father of two. Long time RPGer come recent board gaming fanatic. I started back in the early 80's with Basic D&D then progressed to my RPG staples of today: Aftermath! and HârnMaster (2nd Edition). In my late teens I discovered Civilization as well as The Republic of Rome, but RPG's remained my primary gaming hobby until sometime around 2009 when my long time RPG group disintegrated. I had already become aware of Catan and that game had enjoyed regular rotation in my house for years. Upon my discovery of Puerto Rico and Caylus the Euro-gaming craze took hold.

Lately, RPG's have made something of a resurgence with D&D 5e. I am playing in one campaign and running another. Use of Dwarven forge tiles has made the experience quite immersive as seen here:








I can be found at Great Hall Games in Austin on Saturday afternoons where I like to find new to me games to try before buying. I can also be convinced to join in or teach a older, familiar game from time to time as well.

I also have a Tuesday night game at my house which usually draws 4 or 5 gamers.

I play games with my wife whenever she is willing. We play a lot of Dominion and The Castles of Burgundy.

I have written 12 reviews on BGG thus far. I typically review games that I find I have something new to say about or I find the reviews to be had for the game are over filled with praise and lacking balance. In all my reviews I prefer to discuss the pros and cons of the reviewed game regardless of whether I am a fan of the game, or not.

LoW - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
Tahiti - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
Sentinels of the Multiverse - A Mixed Review
Acquire - Another Mixed review by Casualgod
The Best Vlaada Game You Have Never Heard Of.
Mage Knight – Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
An attempt at a balanced review by a fan of the game.
Let Them Eat Yellow Cake - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
Have Heptagon, Will Travel - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
The Way To Have Power Is To Take It - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod
The Best Wallace Game You Have Never Heard Of - Another Review by Casualgod
A Whole That Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts - Another Mixed Review by Casualgod


As far as preferences, I like elegant, low luck games that play in 1-2 hours. I will try most games once and I find my tastes vary widely between Euros, Ameritrash and light Wargames. I do lean heavily towards Euros in my preferences and my favorite mechanics include Auctions, Engine Building, Route Building, and Technology Trees.

I have found my top 10 favorite games to be in a constant state of flux and it doesn't mean a whole lot from day to day. Instead, my Top 10 Games consists of the 10 most PLAYED games in my collection, since I started faithfully recording plays in late 2011.

My hot 10 is more frequently updated and represents my most played games over the previous 3 months.
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User Details for casualgod
Registration Date: 2010-10-26
Last Profile Update: 2015-04-05
Last Login: 2015-08-03
Country: flag United States
State: Texas
Town/City: Round Rock
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Collection Summary for casualgod
Board Game
Owned   205
Previously Owned   112
For Trade   17
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   3
Want To Play   28
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   208
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   530
Board Game Expansion
Owned   50
Previously Owned   35
For Trade   2
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   17
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   94
Fandom
Board Game 2
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold 13
Rating 17
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Ratings
Board Game Ratings 366
Average Rating 6.79
10 5   (1.4%)
9 45   (12.3%)
8 102   (27.9%)
7 93   (25.4%)
6 57   (15.6%)
5 37   (10.1%)
4 16   (4.4%)
3 8   (2.2%)
2 2   (0.5%)
1 1   (0.3%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 11
Average Rating 6.73
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8 3   (27.3%)
7 4   (36.4%)
6 3   (27.3%)
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Top 10
#1: Dominion
#2: Brass
#3: Steel Driver
#4: High Frontier
#5: Macao
#6: Puerto Rico
#7: Tammany Hall
#8: Graenaland
#9: Caylus
#10: Power Grid
Hot 10
#1: Dominion
#2: Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
#3: Gin Rummy
#4: Rummikub
#5: Roll for the Galaxy
#6: Deus
#7: Concordia
#8: Splendor
#9: Istanbul
#10: Fresco
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